Alan Korwin on James Brady

The post on James Brady that I wish I had the knowledge and skill to write:

Attacks on the Civil Right to Arms to Continue Unabated

Criminal acts still cleverly used as leverage to disarm the innocent

Sarah, not Jim, the real force behind the anti-rights movement

by Alan Korwin

“There’s no way to tell if you’re on the Brady rights-denied list, (the “NICS Index”) and attempting to buy a firearm if you’re on the government list is a felony. Attempting to find out if you’re on the list is a crime.”

James Brady, the White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan has died. He was 73. He is being credited with “stunning successes” in the “gun-control” efforts in America.

Brady had been shot in the head with a .22 caliber revolver during an assassination attempt on president Reagan in 1981, and was severely incapacitated by the injury. Confined to a wheel chair for the balance of his life, in constant pain and speaking only with extreme difficulty, his ambitious and attractive young wife Sarah was understandably horrified and reportedly turned bitter by the life-changing tragedy. Their world had turned upside down.

Continuing a long tradition of spinning gun-related news to fit a set of beliefs instead of conformance with the facts, the “news” media is portraying James Brady as the moving force behind what is now the Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence, formerly the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, formerly the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence Allied with The Million Moms March, formerly the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, formerly Handgun Control, Inc., formerly the National Council to Ban Handguns.

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2 thoughts on “Alan Korwin on James Brady

  1. There’s a factual error in his claims. It is not and never has been a “felony to attempt to buy if your name is on the NICs list.” The only crime is to attempt to buy if you are an actual prohibited person. Being on the list does not make you prohibited in and of itself.

    Thus, the non-prohibited people wrongfully denied, temporarily, due to their name being on the list in error have committed no crime in trying to buy a gun. He is correct that their rights are unnecessarily infringed by such errors, but that’s where he needs to stop the line of argument.

    We need to be careful as gun rights supporters to be absolutely factually correct and precise in our language, even regarding minutia, lest we give the anti’s an opening to (properly) call out our error and thus distract the conversation from the actual matter at hand and challenge our overall credibility.

    Every word and second we have to use defending or explaining an unforced error is time we aren’t on the attack. Debate 101: never hand your opponent an opening or angle of attack out of stupidity or laziness.

  2. In Left-Think, being a victim, a Martyr for The Cause, is an accomplishment in itself, putting you in high standing regardless of what you actually do or don’t do, achieve or don’t achieve. It goes along with suffering and sacrifice being ends in themselves, and the left would like nothing more than to lead (or force) everyone into suffering and sacrifice.

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